Author Archive | Anna Maria

Want to Learn a Language Fast? These 6 Steps Will Get You There in a Flash

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”—Zig Ziglar

It’s a solid truth: To reach the finish line, you must begin the race.

For language learners, the goal—or finish line—is clear. …

The 10 Best Websites for Language Learning to Suit Your Learning Style

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“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”—Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams, wife of second U.S. president John Adams, was an advocate for women’s rights—including education. Even in the 18th century,

13 Language Listening Resources (and How to Use Them Effectively)

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“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”Geoffrey Willans

Listen, I’ve got a question for you.

It’s nothing personal, just something that happens to language learners and I’m wondering if it’s happened to you, …

Ditch Your Alarm Clock for Foreign Language Distance Education Courses

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Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing. —D. Abernathy

What if I could show you a way to shut down that pesky alarm clock once and for all?

What if you could stop …

Kablammy! Boost Your Foreign Language Learning with Comics

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Wonder Woman. Mighty Mouse. Superman. The Hulk.

We all know the names. We all love the heroes.

And most of us spent hours lost between the pages of these comics—and so many others—when we were kids.

But let’s be honest.…

The On-trend Polyglot’s Guide to 7 of the Most Studied Languages

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You loved that band before they hit it big.

You were a regular at that bar before the hipsters found it.

Yeah, yeah.

It’s great to be ahead of the curve.

But sometimes going mainstream is underrated.

Take language learning.

Got an Alexa? You’ve Got a Polyglot Tutor That Can Teach You a Language

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Many of us have someone special living in our homes.

Not exactly family, but…

We ask her questions and give her basic commands, so she certainly seems real, doesn’t she?

You know who I mean.

Maybe she lives at your …

Fluency Off the Grid: 7 Language Learning Apps with Offline Modes

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Hey, you.

That’s right—you, the one who’s staring at that phone like it’s the last chance you’ll have to use it this decade.

Do you have that frightened gleam in your eyes because you’ll soon be traveling to one of …

7 Schools That Offer Sizzling Summer Language Programs

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The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B.B. King

Summer with its long, lazy days and spare hours to fill calls to us as sweetly as one of B.B. King’s legendary …

8 iPad Language Learning Apps for All Levels, Skills and Styles

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Did you get that iPad just to play Candy Crush?

Probably not.

You also probably didn’t get it just to send work emails or just to stream videos.

These are all great uses of your iPad, but you can get